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Foundations of Project Management

The training is an occasion to get to know basic concepts and issues connected to project management. The program of the training is an original one and is based on various methodologies, standards and approaches to project management.


Understanding of fundamentals of project management methods and practices needed to achieve project goals effectively and efficiently.


All the people involved in projects, particularly project managers, project coordinators, member of projects teams (consultants, business analysts, project support staff – PMO) and everybody seeing the need for a controlled approach to managing projects.


Mix of presentation, hands-on exercises and group workshop.


At the end of this course participants will know and understand:

  • terms and concepts typical of management of projects,
  • characteristics of different types of projects as well as methods and approaches to project management practices
  • main problem management rules and principles and their influence on achieving projects targets

Participants will possess the basic knowledge which will allow them to:

  • manage simple projects,
  • involve in project tasks as members of project teams,
  • control and coordinate work in projects.

Tailor-made content of training addressing customer needs, classes conducted by a trainer experienced in management of projects, printed course materials, set of assignments and scenarios (where needed); certificates of completion of training.

Training scope
  • Main project management concepts and terms: project, project management, project management method and the most common approaches towards management of projects: traditional approach (waterfall) and agile approach
  • Project environment: program management, project portfolio, project management office, stakeholder analysis
  • Initiation of the project: activities and required documentation
  • Project team: project management levels, steering committee, project manager, project team communication
  • Project scope: project products and their types, product breakdown structure, product flow diagram, work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Schedule: scheduling, task interdependence, time and resource estimation and balancing, Gantt diagram, budget, critical path method, agile planning.
  • Quality in projects: definition of quality, quality expectations and acceptance criteria, quality management activities, product description
  • Risk: definition of risk and types of risk, risk management activities
  • Changes in projects: reporting and documenting changes, possible reactions to changes
  • Project closure: making decisions and actions taken when closing the project
  • The number of participants : 8-15 people
  • Duration : 2 days
  • Language : Polish
  • Course material : Polish

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